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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 29, 2008 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: so you think your a GD expert

Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)...

vintage versions on 2 surviving tapes of live shows:

indicate that they played it at least during mid-1967
(if not around the end of 1966, as with the flip-side of the single, Cream Puff War).

Also the band made a promo (in the early days especially, untypical of them), a lip-synch performance film for Golden Road, also in 1967, with a 3 or 4 camera pro-shoot (aired in '67 on Whicker's World in the UK)

--it was the 1st single off their debut album, and it was the 1st song on side 1--

usually material placed in that noticable a position wasn't dumped after 2 or 3 plays...
they must have played the song more than twice during early to mid-'67, surely!

But as said on this thread, '66-'68 setlists weren't being saved and even taping at the time was sporadic- I mean, what was their typical 1965 set like?